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  • Generate professional, high quality barcodes in Windows
  • Easy to use and allows full control over size, colors, fonts, and more
  • Print friendly features allow direct printing to many devices
  • Microsoft Word Add-ins for quickly generating barcodes and labels (shown here)
  • Easily insert into Microsoft Access, Word, and other Office applications
  • Includes most common linear (1D) and matrix (2D) barcodes
  • Generate UPC, Code 128, Code 39, Aztec Code, GS1 Databar, Data Matrix, and more
  • Build Web Applications with Client & Server Side barcoding
  • Create high quality barcode graphics directly in your own applications
  • Sample code included to help jump start your project
  • Distribute your application royalty free (up to 10,000 users)

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General Information & Resources

Barcode Basics
What is a Barcode? How is it read? What can you encode in one?

Which Barcode Software is Right for Me?
Discusses the most efficient applications for each of our barcoding tools.

Raster vs Vector Images and How They Relate to Barcodes
Explains the important difference between different graphic formats commonly used to create barcodes. Which format is best for producing the highest quality barcodes?

How a Barcode Reader Works
Barcode readers are extremely simple devices made up of a light source, a photo diode and a simple decoder. It is also very easy to add barcode reading capabilities to any PC program. See how they work and how they interface to a PC.

Which Barcode Scanner Interface is right for me?
Modern barcode scanners are normally available with one of three "output options" - either "Keyboard Wedge" output, RS232 serial output, or USB output. The following is a description of each of the three output options and how they work and the differences between them.

Print Perfect Barcodes to any Printer
How to ensure compliant, readable barcodes from any printer.

GTIN - Global Trade Identification Numbers
UCC strongly recommends enhancing systems to accept barcode data of up to 14 digits in preparation for a new numbering system called GTIN beginning in Jan 2005.

Reading Barcodes Directly from a Computer Screen
It is entirely possible to read barcodes directly from a computer screen however there are a number of considerations that must be dealt with first.

Using the built in PostNet barcoding features of Microsoft Word 2000
Walks you through creating a mail merge document with PostNet barcodes.

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